Before you add a non-EA account to vRealize Business for Cloud, you need to configure the account.

Prerequisites

You must have a Microsoft Azure non-EA account with one of the following credits offers.

  • Pay-as-you-go

  • MSDN

  • Monetary commitment

  • Monetary credit

Procedure

  1. Log in to Azure portal at https://manage.windowsazure.com by using your Microsoft account credentials.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory.
  3. Select App registrations.
  4. Click New application registration to create a new application.
  5. Provide the required details and click Create.
    • Enter a suitable name. You must remember the name to use it during later stage of the configuration.

    • Select Web app/API for Application type.

    • Enter https://vmware.com for Sign-on URL.

    Creating an application might take a few seconds. After the application is created, you see all the applications created in your account.

  6. Select the application that you created.
  7. On the Settings panel, select Keys and enter the required key details:
    1. Enter a suitable description.
    2. Select the expiry duration.
    3. Click Save.

      You see the secret key on the Value text box.

    4. Copy the text from the Value text box.

      Ensure that you save this key on a notepad. After you exit the screen, you cannot see the key for later use in vRealize Business for Cloud.

    5. Copy and save the Application ID on a notepad.

      You must enter this application ID as the client ID in vRealize Business for Cloud.

  8. On the left navigation pane, click Subscriptions and select the subscription that you want to add in vRealize Business for Cloud for retrieving the cost information.
  9. On the selected subscription left pane, select Access Control (IAM) and click Add.
  10. On the Add permissions pane, perform the following steps:
    1. Select Reader from the Role drop down list.
    2. Enter the name of the application that you had provided in step 5.
    3. Select the application that you created from the list.
    4. Click Save.

  11. (Optional) : If you have additional subscriptions in your application, repeat the step 9 through step 11 for each subscription.

What to do next

Manage Microsoft Azure Accounts in vRealize Business for Cloud